So you’re expecting.. now what?

Many women who I see in my office are thrilled to be pregnant but at the same time overwhelmed by all the preparation that needs to be completed before baby arrives. Re-usable or disposable diapers? How is a crib going to fit in my apartment? And what on earth is a Boppy and why does everyone tell me I need one? Enter Jessica Glorieaux of Motherburg.

What exactly does Motherburg do?

Motherburg NYC is consulting & support service for parents to be and parents. We offer a range of services for prenatal moms such as registry assistance, gear guidance, childcare and organizational support (think your nursery or getting your house ready for new baby stuffs). My partner is a seasoned stylist and helps moms put together maternity wardrobes and does undergarment fittings. I also specialize in parents who are having 2 children under the age of 2 get ready for the challenges that lie ahead.

What inspired you to create Motherburg?

My personality is such that I am constantly working on ways to make life easier so I can enjoy it more. I loved all those tips from Heloise columns when I was young and having children just exacerbated that tendency. Who wants to waste a lot of time and money when you have sweet playful faces around and live in the best city on earth?

When I started getting compliments from moms all over the country that the tips and ideas I posted on my blog helped them out enormously, I started to think there was something there for me so I combined my passion for simplifying life with my passion for helping out others by launching Motherburg NYC.

I think sometimes people don’t really understand that parenthood is a lifestyle change. It’s one of those areas in life where you don’t know that you don’t know certain things and it’s important to be prepared. That’s where we come in. We’ll guide you along so the bumps in the road don’t give you whiplash!

At what point should an expectant mom contact you for help getting ready for the new baby?

The point when we should get a call is when they’re stressing out about something; be it a stroller purchase, difficulty figuring out logistics for your nursery or have no idea what to do for childcare or how you’ll go back to work. We’ve been through everything you have and we’ll guide you in a loving and gentle manner. Parents-to-be come in all shapes and sizes and Motherburg NYC adjusts accordingly. Some parents really don’t struggle with anything while others panic the entire 9 months!

One last piece of unsolicited advice that we encounter all the time: family and friends will give you lots of hand-me-downs and advice and thats great. Many things they will tell you and give you will help; but most of the time it won’t apply to you. We really work with you to give you personal-look at your space/life/long term goals and guide you based on those ideals. It makes a difference. If we can save you money, time and stress, then our job is done.

Thanks Jessica! For more information, visit Motherburg NYC’s website or email jessica@motherburgnyc.com.

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